We are compensated as any other Broker and paid through the proceeds of the sale. Customarily, fees for real estate brokerage have been "built in" to the purchase price of the property. This means that a typical purchase will result in no additional out-of-pocket fees for you!
The question is: Would you want to pay to have someone work for you or for both you and the seller?
When an apartment sells, half of the 6% commission is paid to the real estate company that brings in the Buyer and the other half is kept by the company listing the property for sale, representing the Seller.
But when the real estate company who lists the property also brings in the Buyer, that real estate company keeps both the sides of the commission.
You may be thinking the higher the price you pay for the home, the higher our commission will be, so how does this work? We have a fiduciary responsibility to get the home at the best price for you, not the highest commission for ourselves. We know that our business expands more with satisfied clients, and recognize the long term value of their equity position.